Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sweet kuzhipaniyaram / Banana kuzhipaniyaram

Kuzhipaniyaram is a traditional south indian snack variety. This can either be made sweet or spicy.  Here what I have given is the sweet version! It is known by many names Unniappam (malayalam), Guntha Ponganalu (Telugu).


Wheat flour – ½ cup
Maida – ½ cup
Rice flour – ¼ cup
Ripped Bananas – 3 medium sized
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
Dry ginger powder – ¾ tsp (optional)
Cashew nuts – 5 to 6 (broken)
Baking soda – a pinch
Salt – a pinch
Jaggery  - ¾ cup
Water –  (to  prepare batter)


In a pan, mix jaggery and water and  boil till the jaggery melts and filter to remove impurities if any. Keep aside. 

In a separate pan, mash the bananas; start adding all the ingredients except jaggery syrup and water. 

Pour filtered jaggery syrup  over the flour and banana mixture to prepare a batter (the batter should be in semi thick consistency like dosa batter). 

Add water if necessary.  Heat the kuzhipaniyaram pan; add 1 to 2 tsp oil or ghee into each hole.

Pour the batter in each hole and allow to cook in the medium flame. Turn on the otherside using a tooth pick or a stick.  Allow to cook till both sides turn golden brown colour. Serve hot. 


If you don’t have kuzhipaniyaram pan just deep fry . 

Heat oil in a pan, drop spoonfuls of batter in the oil and fry till it gets golden brown and crisp (cook this in medium flame).  

Remove from oil and place on a tissue to drain out the excess oil.  Serve hot. 


  1. i love these banana bajjis love them with tea, yum

  2. One of my most favorites dear..Looks so perfect :) Can I grab a few?

  3. Very interesting and delicious recipe...would like to try this, thanks for sharing!

  4. Delicious snack....Love them as evening snack..

  5. Lovely snack.. Want them now

  6. One of my favourite appams.Looks delicious

  7. Honestly, I didn't know that paniyaram and unniyappam are the same. Thanks for the info

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  8. My favorite one :)

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